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Re: Albatros W.4, Eduard 1/48, Update 3.11.2019 Armament
« Reply #120 on: November 04, 2019, 04:27:16 PM »
Jawdropping details, Frank! The pipeing of the radiator is just crazy. Absolutely outstanding work!
Chapeau,
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Re: Albatros W.4, Eduard 1/48, Update 3.11.2019 Armament
« Reply #121 on: November 04, 2019, 11:30:23 PM »
Like I always say about your builds, AMAZING details!
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Re: Albatros W.4, Eduard 1/48, Update 3.11.2019 Armament
« Reply #122 on: November 05, 2019, 05:52:58 AM »
How you can work with such tiny parts and still keep everything aligned and square is beyond me. I am lost for words to describe what I think and feel about this one Frank.

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Re: Albatros W.4, Eduard 1/48, Update 3.11.2019 Armament
« Reply #123 on: November 05, 2019, 05:16:59 PM »
Excellent detail work, Frank!
Amazing  :o

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Re: Albatros W.4, Eduard 1/48, Update 3.11.2019 Armament
« Reply #124 on: November 05, 2019, 09:53:21 PM »
Bassd scho.  ;D
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Re: Albatros W.4, Eduard 1/48, Update 3.11.2019 Armament
« Reply #125 on: November 06, 2019, 03:31:46 PM »
This is 1/16th scale, right?  Mind boggling.  I too love the rads and fittings!

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Re: Albatros W.4, Eduard 1/48, Update 3.11.2019 Armament
« Reply #126 on: November 09, 2019, 11:55:31 PM »
Wunderbar ! Ist gut  :)


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Re: Albatros W.4, Eduard 1/48, Update 3.11.2019 Armament
« Reply #127 on: November 10, 2019, 07:06:01 AM »
Thank you Robin, Manni, Rick, Stephen, Bob, Andreas, Dan and Terri! Your feedback is highly appreciated!

How you can work with such tiny parts and still keep everything aligned and square is beyond me.
I'm doing a lot of dry fitting. During mounting I use CA gel (product name here "100% CA") as far as possible, which gives me some time for correction.

This is 1/16th scale, right?
8) A comparison with a WNW kit would be a great commendation, but again two times bigger? :D Thank you very much!

And Terri, thank you for answering in my native language!

Cheers,
Frank
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Albatros W.4, Eduard 1/48, Update 9.11.2019 Exhaust
« Reply #128 on: November 10, 2019, 07:09:17 AM »
Exhaust


Once again there was a lot of work ...
Of course there was an exhaust in the kit, but thanks to my new engine the cylinder spacing doesn't fit anymore. And much more serious, the exhaust fits certainly to a D.II, where the kitbase comes from, but not at all to a W.4!
So here is V1, from kit:



Some time ago I had already formed a new exhaust according to plan, so that it runs in front of the strut, as you can see in the datafile drawing and the photos. However, the "tubes" without reference to the model were much too short and has a conflict with the strut. So this is V2:



So this is now the third version that I will use on the model. Runs in front of the strut and shows a thick fat pipe, as on the photo of the 964.



This puzzle was extended by decals, including a small Albatros logo.



After the assembly, with deflection matching the pedals, I like the fin.



The lower wings got the drillings for struts and bracing, maintenance covers as well as step plates. On drawing and photos clearly recognizable and described. Made from very thin 0.05mm brass plate, that I tinned.



These small maintenance covers for the aileron control wires are especially nice - thanks to slots you can open them even with tensioned control wires ;)



Also on the underside some covers were added, ...




... the two on the crosses I painted black.



The exhaust was primed black, painted with Alclad Steel, Burnt Iron, Gunze Rostrot and finally with Alclad Exhaust Manifold. The assembly is facilitated by a brass pin.



The lower wings are mounted. Here one recognizes also the sense of the step plates, the ascent takes place in front over the steps and one arrives so to the cockpit.



Cheers,
Frank
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Re: Albatros W.4, Eduard 1/48, Update 9.11.2019 Exhaust
« Reply #129 on: November 10, 2019, 07:41:43 AM »
Very beautiful work and very well presented and described! Thank you for showing us!
/Fredrik

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Re: Albatros W.4, Eduard 1/48, Update 9.11.2019 Exhaust
« Reply #130 on: November 11, 2019, 12:39:57 PM »
Outstanding details and overall work Frank!
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Re: Albatros W.4, Eduard 1/48, Update 9.11.2019 Exhaust
« Reply #131 on: November 11, 2019, 04:06:39 PM »
Always a great pleasure to read your updates.The exhaust is great. Looks so easy, when you do it from some sprue, heat and glue.
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Albatros W.4, Eduard 1/48, Update 11.11.2019 Tail
« Reply #132 on: Today at 07:37:25 AM »
Thank you Fredrik, Rick and Manni!

Tail


At first I worked on the tail. On slightly shortened rudder horns I soldered 0.5mm brass tube.
A steel wire holds the tube, so that it is still open afterwards.



I thickened the rudder horn with tin, here on the Cent compared to the original form on the right. So a Gaspatch turnbuckle of the type "One End" fits in, because on the great photo on the title page of the Windsock Datafile the turnbuckles are clearly to be recognized.



The four horns were mounted to the elevator and the elevator to the tail. After some paint the prepared steering wires were quickly mounted.



The struts to the fin are flattened brass tubes.



Of course, there are also control wires on the underside. This completes the tail.



At the upper wing the crosses are separated and the ailerons are mounted.



The upper wing is now ready to mount, all ribs shaded with a wandering mask. The black decals were so thin that at certain angles the printed layers of the Hexa decals shine through.



The upper wing can be mounted and rigged.

Cheers,
Frank
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Re: Albatros W.4, Eduard 1/48, Update 11.11.2019 Tail
« Reply #133 on: Today at 09:20:49 AM »
Those control wires and fittings are truly outstanding. Wunderbar ist nicht genug!

Stephen.

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Re: Albatros W.4, Eduard 1/48, Update 11.11.2019 Tail
« Reply #134 on: Today at 09:48:46 AM »
Wonderful detail and quality of work Frank, I never cease to wonder at the beautiful results you turn out so consistently. This is going to be your best to date!
Cheers,
Lance